INSAT 3D: First data and images available
The satellite carries a multi-spectral Imager, 19 channel sounder, data Relay Transponder and Search and Rescue Transponder. The instruments are mainly used for meteorological purposes as well as for search and rescue.
Now, the Indian Meteorological Department made available first sets of data and derived products and maps from the satellite on its website. The data include temperature profiles, sea surface temperature maps, humidity profiles and rainfall maps.